Healing through Dream Incubation

DreamingThemeBackDreams are a direct pathway into the subconscious.  Although they may seem at times to be just random, nonsensical firings of your brain, they contain messages for both healing and guidance.  Dreams are clearly a reflection of our deepest fears and desires.  The more we pay attention to what they are trying to tell us, the more we can learn and grow.

During Ancient Greece, the Greeks built thousands of temples in honor of the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, specifically for what they called “dream incubation” (from the Latin word incubare, meaning to lie down upon or sleep on it).  Hoping to get a powerful message, they practiced and built rituals around calling forth a dream to give them insight into solving their toughest problems. These temples were staffed by priests and physicians, known as dream healers, who were skilled in the practice of spiritual healing.  This practice is still used in some Greek monasteries today.

While some people’s most creative inspiration may come from a dream, like the plot for their next script or invention, I have personally found dreams to be an invaluable tool for insight–especially from reoccurring dreams and/or nightmares.

When I was in my 20’s I can remember one rather persistent dream about being chased by this great big old grizzly bear.  He was terrifying to look at and I would run and run and run trying to escape him.  One night I had the same dream and went into my usual run mode, but then I felt a deep exhaustion. I just couldn’t run anymore.  I had no strength left to evade this bear, so I stopped running knowing for sure I would face my inevitable annihilation.  As the bear came upon me, I closed my eyes and submitted to my fate.  But then the most curious thing happened.  This great big terrifying grizzly bear turned into a big old fuzzy teddy bear and was embracing me in a loving bear hug, not trying to kill me.  By facing it, I had the power to transform it.  Upon waking, I knew that the bear symbolized something I couldn’t “bear” to look at in my life,  which I also feared and ran from.  I suddenly saw things much clearer, addressed the problem by facing my real life fear, and as a result I never had the dream again.

Without knowing about the ancient Greek practice of dream incubation, I then started to ask for dream answers right before falling asleep.  One particular time (again in my 20’s), I wanted to know why my face had suddenly broken out rather badly with noticeable blotchy red marks and blemishes.  I had never had problems with skin blemishes growing up, so this really got my attention.  It was like trying to successfully hide a big black mole on your nose.  Nothing seemed to be working.  My dream question was:  What is the cause of my skin eruptions and what do I need to change?”  Immediately I drifted off to sleep and that night I got what I thought was my answer.vintagevanityphoto

I saw myself sitting in front of a mirrored vanity where I was carefully applying and fixing makeup to my face.  I awoke from the dream thinking, “Oh, I get it.  I must be allergic to the makeup I’m using.”  I changed my makeup brand, but there was still no change with my skin condition.  In fact, another big blemish sprouted up to party with the others.  I was mortified.  I thought to myself, “Okay, I must have interpreted the dream wrong.  Can you give me another dream that’s clearer?”

True to my request, I got it.  I got the very same dream again, but this time with something added to it.  As I sat in front of the same vanity mirror, applying the same makeup, I looked at myself in the mirror rather vainly and said, “Oh, aren’t I beautiful.”  Whoa!  That surprised and shocked me.  I immediately woke up.  You got to smile at dream symbology, because sometimes it’s so clear it hits you over the head.  I was a hotshot disco roller skater at the time, showing off my skills and cute little outfits on the rink.  The dream was about my need to address my “vanity,” look at myself in the mirror and change my own “blemished” personal makeup.  As soon as I did, the blemishes on my face mysteriously cleared up as suddenly as they had appeared.  Pretty trippy!  I was a convert to dream messages from that moment on.

Try dream incubation for yourself.  Why not start tonight?  Sleep on your back for best results (like the ancient Greeks did) and ask for an answer to some problem you are dealing with.  Keep a dream journal nearby to record what you experience for later interpretation.  You may not get an answer that first night, but most people get something by the second night.  Just remember to stay positive and open to receiving.  The more you pay attention, the more messages you will receive.  It’s like going to some wonderful cosmic night school and the payoff is accelerated awareness and ultimately–growth.

Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor of the Trinfinity8 technology, and author of the new book, Fractals of God.   amazon.com/author/kathyforti

My Dinner with Time Traveler Andrew Basiago

Kathy with AndyPresent day scientists agree that the ability for time travel and teleportation IS possible, but don’t say WHEN.  Would it surprise you to learn that we already have the technology and ability to transverse time NOW and that we’ve had it for well over 50 years?  It appears that the government has been experimenting with teleportation since the 1950’s, according to military whistle blower and Washington attorney, Andrew Basiago.  I was up in Mt. Shasta, California recently and had the opportunity to dine with Andy and question him firsthand.  Unusual dinner conversation?  You bet!  I found his story compellingly credible and his memory for details worthy of a Mensa candidate (which he is).  I can hardly remember what I ate I was so captivated by his story.

Basiago’s involvement as a time traveler for Project Pegasus, a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency program (DARPA) started as a young child in the late 60’s and continued through his teen years.  He was recruited by his father, who worked in military intelligence.  Andrew’s dad was a part of the “time-space program” known as Project Pegasus which utilized Nikola Tesla technology for teleportation.  (This explains why over 50% of Nikola Tesla patents and research materials have been placed under lock and key by the defense department for reasons of  “national security”.)

The military’s experimental use of young children of military intelligence personnel is legendary.  As a clinical therapist once practicing in the Norfolk, Virginia area, home of the Atlantic Fleet and several military bases, I treated a few grown-up candidates from some of these covert programs.  They included everything from mind-control to inducing dissociative states in children to create an alter personality to carry classified information without detection.  It was the penultimate spying program (see MKUltra).  It was hard to believe such tales at first, but their stories were all eerily similar and were not elicited under hypnosis.  Most of these programs are covert and not openly sanctioned by the government or, oftentimes, not even known about by even the top military brass.   So it wasn’t much of a stretch for me to keep an open mind about what Andy was sharing regarding his own experiences working for several secret military programs.

Much was first reported about Andy’s time travel in the Huffington Post in 2012.  He recounted how he had traveled back in time to President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (and was caught in a photo), as well as forward in time to the year 2045.  Each time his handlers had him report back in detail what he saw, political and social details, and who the president was during that time.  He claims that after a very early time traveler leap into the future he reported back that there was a black president named Barack Obama.  He confides that his handlers were especially interested in identifying future presidents in order to foster and shape their early development.  Andy claims that many of the most recent presidents, including both Bushes, Clinton and Obama were told of their future presidential roles long before they came into power.  Andy even reports being involved on a project where he briefly roomed with a young black man named Barry Soetoro (later to take the name Barack Obama).  Interestingly, Obama has acknowledged  knowing Andy Basiago as well as being familiar with Project Pegasus.  As to any further details regarding his involvement–he has remained mum.  As Captain Spock would say, “Fascinating.”

Some people may recall hearing the term Project Pegasus from its use in the Stargate Atlantis TV series.  However, it’s no secret in Hollywood that deep space stories as well as the film The Day the Earth Stood Still were scripted based on info gathered from military film consultants who suggested such ideas.  Truth is often hidden in plain sight under the guise of fantasy.  I myself wondered how accurate time travel was, as portrayed in film and TV, with Andy’s own experience.  Can we go back in time and correct some horrendous event such as the realm of Hitler or John F. Kennedy’s assassination?  Unfortunately, the answer is “no.”  If it could be corrected, we wouldn’t even know about it ever having happened to go back and try to correct it in the first place.  Not even Stephen King’s time traveler character could go back and undo the Kennedy assassination in his book 11/22/63.   Too bad.

I also had to ask Andy whether teleportation is anything like Star Trek’s “beam me up Scotty” holodeck?  According to Andy, this would be impossible for humans, unlike inanimate objects.  Atomic cellular reconstruction from point A to point B is just too complex.  The re-assembled human version would arrive dead.  Andy says he traveled through man-made time vortals (vortex portals) that used pulsing radiant energy.   One had to take a fast running leap into the vortal or the body could start dis-assembling.  He recalls how one boy, who faltered, came through with both legs cut off at the knees.  Yikes!

Inside the vortal he would often see other alien-like entities observing him, and experienced the feeling at times of both falling and not moving.  As for the actual logistics–his time leaps might take from a few seconds to as long as one minute, during which time he was instructed to fill his lungs and hold his breath.  There was little oxygen in the vortal and having breathing control was necessary to avoid passing out.  If he passed out, he might not come back.

Hmm.  Teleportation, however intriguing as it may seem, also sounds kind of dangerous.  Is that why they sent expendable children?  Andy says that since the 1970’s they have perfected the technology and today it could be used to clean up the earth.  He came forward as a whistle blower because he believes such highly advanced technology should be freely available to the world and that it would positively change humanity.   Just in transporting goods, it would alleviate the need for combustion engines, fuels, and other materials that deplete and/or pollute our environment.  It’s no secret that this lawyer, turned activist for truth and transparency, intends to run for the U.S. Presidency in 2016.  His goal is to get the government to finally release this incredible technology and bring it out in the open.  He foresees escalator transports (kind of like subway stops) becoming the new teleportation vortals of the future.  Hey Andy, if teleportation technology can put an end to enduring the gridlock traffic of the Los Angeles 405 freeway, you certainly got my vote!

 Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor, and author of the new book, Fractals of God.   amazon.com/author/kathyforti

 

The Consciousness of Death & Dying

consciousness-parallel-universe2Having experienced a near-death experience myself, people sometimes ask me what dying is like.  It’s certainly not the scary thing people make it out to be.  In simple terms–death is a brief loss of consciousness followed by an awakened consciousness into a whole new loving and more enlightened realm.  Kind of like falling sleep and entering what we think is a dream realm, but not returning.

Oftentimes, we may even receive a premonition that our transition is near.  I did, even though I was sent back to do additional work.   Regardless, most near-death experiencers come back reporting their understanding of death to be merely a transition into a realm that feels like one has come home from a long journey.

What can we learn from the dying process?  I spoke with an ex-client the other night.  One who I haven’t seen in years, but who is now in the final stages of death.  Massive liver damage from prescription drugs taken over the last 20 years finally took its toll on her body.  She had difficulty talking with me, but drew energy from the excitement of letting me know she had made contact with angel beings already preparing her for her grand exit.  She talked most about learning to love herself here on Earth despite years of chronic sexual, physical and emotional abuse by family members since childhood.  She was one of those souls who had taken on extreme hardships in order to accelerate her soul growth.  It didn’t kill her, but eventually made her stronger.  Now nearing her end in this realm, she was free of any anger and hate, and was helping minister to others passing over during her own wait. It’s amazing how some do their best work at the end of their life, as if they know their time is limited in making a difference.  My client is no different.

The veil between the realms has lifted for her.  “I saw my 70-year-old neighbor happily skipping down the hallway of my apartment complex last night,” she  revealed, smiling.  “She kept saying to me–‘I’m going home, Valerie.  I’m going home!’  Then she disappeared.  I was so happy for her.”  The next morning my client learned her wheel-chair bound neighbor had died right around the time she saw the vision.  Like an angel who has done this work from behind the veil, as well as on earth, Valerie told me of others she was helping to embrace the Light before crossing over.  I was so proud of her.

Doing one’s unfinished work or saying their goodbyes may appear easiest for those departing, but it’s always hardest for those left behind who have to deal with the loss.  Sometimes we have to prepare our family and friends.   Say what is important now, before it’ too late.  Let them know you love them.  I think of the late great, Joan Rivers, who filled the world with laughter.  Did she know or have some premonition that a problem during routine surgery might somehow lead to her death? Deep down we all know on a soul level when our time is near–when our work is finished.  The video below is short, but jaw-dropping and so powerfully reminds us of the consciousness of dying.

 Joan Rivers talking to her daughter about dying before surgery  (1:48 mins)

Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor, and author of the new book, Fractals of God.   amazon.com/author/kathyforti

What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

unnamedThis is a great question to ask yourself.  What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?  If fear wasn’t holding me back?  Did you know that 95% of our energy is spent protecting, defending and maintaining our self-image?  That’s a lot of energy that could be put into positive action. And who’s to say that self-image we have of ourselves is even accurate?  It’s just our ego in imaginary over-drive.  Yes, most of our fears aren’t even REAL.

There are lots of acronyms for fear:

FEAR – “F” Everything and Run

FEAR – Frustration Ego Anxiety Resentment

FEAR – False Experience Appearing Real

FEAR – False Expectations Altering Reality

FEAR – Finding Everything A Roadblock

FEAR – Foolishly Erasing All Reasoning

I did a Hay House Radio for the Soul interview recently and a caller asked me what fear held him back from achieving what he wanted.  I’m no psychic but behind almost every fear is the fear of rejection, failure, success, not being loved and/or death.  That pretty much covers everything.

Fear is the great unknown because we don’t know if were going to win or lose. What if we replaced fear of the unknown with curiosity instead?  The only way to get rid of fear is to  FACE IT, EXPLORE IT, ACCEPT IT, RESPOND.

My first really big fear as a kid was after seeing the movie JAWS.  I know I’m not alone on this one.  I was sure the ocean was teaming with sharks wanting to pull me under and have me for dinner.  In my early 30’s I decided to tackle that fear of the deep and signed up for a scuba diving course which offered certification.  My very first ocean dive was in Maui, off Molokini Crater.  Being a novice at the time, I was using up air in my tank much quicker than my fellow divers.  I signaled the dive master that I was going back up to the boat.  While I did my two-minute underwater safety stop on the boat’s rope line before surfacing, I got the distinct feeling that something was swimming below me.  I looked down in the 80 foot deep water, but even though visibility was good, I saw nothing.  I tried telling myself that my JAWS fear was kicking in and to just let it go.  I took a deep breath and forced myself to relax. A few seconds later  I got back on the boat only to find that I had unknowingly cut myself on some coral and my leg was bleeding.

overcoming-fears-theme-for-the-month...About five minutes later the other divers surfaced, saw my leg being patched up, and asked me if I had seen the shark.  Shark?  The other divers were strangers to me.  They didn’t know about my shark attack fear, but quickly told me what they had seen.  As they approached the dive boat, they saw a shark was making wide circles underneath where I was suspended on the rope line.  “We thought when you got out of the water you spotted it,” they said.

I’ve learned to be careful of what you fear, because it does have a way of chasing you.  I knew that I had attracted and manifested my very worst fear right to me–swimming alone in the deep, feeling vulnerable, unable to see what was beneath me–and a bloody leg to boot.  The worst case scenario.  Yet, I wasn’t attacked or eaten for dinner.  They said the shark moved away when I got out of the water.  Thank you, God!  Over the years I’ve seen plenty of shark while diving, and have respectfully given them room to pass.  I don’t panic when I’m out in the ocean swimming. The deep no longer scares me.  Somehow that day I transformed that fear.

Start transforming your own fears by doing something each day that scares you.  I love the solfeggio listening selections from Source Vibrations.  Here is one for 693Hz to transform Fear & Anxiety (3:41 mins.).  You’ve got to start somewhere!

Dr. Kathy Forti is a clinical psychologist, inventor, and author of the new book, Fractals of God.   amazon.com/author/kathyforti